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Joe Sebree

Joseph Paul “Joe” Sebree, 79, of East Enterprise, passed away at 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 20th, 2015, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

He was born December 6th, 1935, in Moores Hill, Indiana, the loving son of the late William and Mandy (Beach) Sebree.

He was united in marriage on February 15th, 1992, at the Markland Baptist Church in Markland, Indiana to Patty (Thomas) Baatz. Joe and Patty shared 23 years of marriage together until his death. Joe was employed by Randall Textron, Inc., in Vevay, for 22 years until it closed. He then went to work for Randall Textron, Inc. in Greensburg, for four years, retiring in 1995. Joe resided most of his life in the Switzerland County community. Joe enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels, playing cornhole, watching IU basketball, wrestling and westerns.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Patty (Thomas) Baatz-Sebree of East Enterprise; his three stepdaughters, Corina Buchanan and her husband Phillip of Dupont, Debbie Davis and her husband Jeff of Hanover, Teresa Darling and her husband Jeff of East Enterprise; his stepson, Chris Baatz and his wife: Brenda of Vevay; step-grandchildren, Heather, Dennis, Ryan, Brandi, Bridgette, Haley, Chantel, Dakota, Rachel, Cody, Brandon and Dakota; his step-great-grandchildren, Alexis, Dylan, Austin, Abygail, Bailey and Ashlynn; his three brothers, Curtis Sebree and his wife: Mary of Rexville, Indiana, Earl “Doc” Sebree and his wife Freda of Rexville, Indiana, Junior Sebree and his wife Barb of Kearney, Nebraska; his sisters, Evelina “Evie” Rassman and her husband, Donald of Rexville, Indiana and Doris Sebree of Vevay; his sister-in-law, Jean Sebree of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Sebree, Bobby Sebree, James Sebree, Albert “Abe” Sebree, Jack Sebree and Frank Sebree; and his sisters: Bertha Carter, Carolyn Sebree, Ressie Virginia Sebree and Betty Lou Wood

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 28th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Steve Sebree officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph Paul “Joe” Sebree Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jack McElfresh

Jack Dwight Eugene McElfresh, 69, of Vevay, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.

He was born May 17th, 1945, in Dayton, Kentucky, the son of the late Luther Woodrow and Ruth Betty (Buschard) McElfresh. He was raised in Dayton, Kentucky, where he graduated high school. Jack was inducted into the U.S. Navy on February 26th, 1963, in Dayton. He was discharged on May 24th, 1963, in Great Lakes, Illinois.

Jack was employed as a cab driver in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, for several years. He was also employed for Eureka Williams Vacuum Company in Bloomington, Illinois for several years. Jack resided in the Vevay community the past five years. Jack enjoyed driving the Amish around in Switzerland County for the past 15 years. Jack will be remembered for his love of playing computer games and card games.

Survivors include his fiance´e, Doris Howell of Vevay; his daughters, Debbie McElfresh of Manchester, Kentucky, Lottie Tyree of Manchester, Lisa Larson of Eldorado, Illinois, and Beth Ann Caniness of Rantoul, Illinois; his sons, Joseph McElfresh of Memphis, Kentucky, and Toy McElfresh of Aurora; his stepdaughter, Florence Barger of Manchester; his six grandchildren, Alechia, Teresa, Caroline, Emanuel, Charlie and Andrew; his four great-grandchildren, Laura, Robert, Jacob and Stanley; and his brother, Robert Lee Case of Cold Springs, Kentucky.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Norman Woodrow McElfresh and James Case; and his sister, Debora Lucille McElfresh.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 4th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Jimmy Butters officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack Dwight Eugene McElfresh Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jerry Gray

Jerry Wayne Gray, 72, of Madison, passed away at 5:33 p.m., Sunday, March 1st, 2015, in Madison.

He was born November 30th, 1942, in Madison, the loving son of Garland Harris “Bus” and Mary Ellen Scott Gray. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and attended Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge. Jerry Wayne was employed at Markland Dam and helped to construct the Dam early in life. He later began a career with the Madison State Hospital in farming, then in maintenance and the carpenter shop. He retired after 42 years of service with the State Hospital. Jerry Wayne then helped to open Lowe’s in Madison and retired after five years of service. He was a devoted farmer all of his life. He was raised in the Union Baptist Church at Lamb in Switzerland County. He loved to rabbit hunt, loved his beagle dogs, farming, cows, tractors, horses and gardening.

Jerry Wayne was employed at Markland Dam and helped to construct the Dam early in life. He later began a career with the Madison State Hospital in farming, then in maintenance and the carpenter shop. He retired after 42 years of service with the State Hospital. Jerry Wayne then helped to open Lowe’s in Madison and retired after five years of service. He was a devoted farmer all of his life. He was raised in the Union Baptist Church at Lamb in Switzerland County. Jerry Wayne was a loving husband, dad, papa, son and brother.

In 1962, he was united in marriage to Frances Waldrop and this union was blessed with two daughters, Tina and Rhonda.

Jerry Wayne was united in marriage in 1981 to Linda Tingle and this union was blessed with one daughter, Traci.

On May 27, 1999 he was united in marriage to Sandra K. James on Sanibel Island, Florida. Jerry Wayne was a loving husband, dad, papa, son and brother.

Jerry Wayne was united in marriage in 1981 to Linda Tingle and this union was blessed with one daughter, Traci. On May 27th, 1999, he was united in marriage to Sandra K. James on Sanibel Island, Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra K. James Gray of Madison; his mother, Mary Ellen Scott Gray of Madison; his three daughters, Tina Gray McClure and her husband, Nelson of Madison, Rhonda Gray Scholl of Madison and Traci Gray Goble and her husband, Brenton of Madison; his stepdaughter, Carrie James of Madison; his grandchildren, Amber Mahoney, Ryan Scholl, Megan Scholl, Kinslee Goble, Bailee Goble and Tanisha Williams; his great-grandchildren, Kaylee Mahoney, Annie Mahoney, William Mahoney, Conner Scholl, Flynn Scholl, Owen Bliton, Brooklyn Ledbetter and Dylan Ledbetter; his sister, Janice Stephan and her husband, Jim of Madison; his brother, Larry L. Gray and his companion, Debbie of Brooksburg; his nephews and niece, Jason, Michael and Amanda and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Garland Harris “Bus” Gray, on November 1st, 1992; his second wife, Linda Tingle Gray Webster on September 1st, 2012; and his sister-in-law, Thelma Jo Tingle Wolf Gray, on September 1st, 2012

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, March 5th) at 11 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Pastor Ron Lee officiating. Interment will be in Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg.

Friends may call today (Thursday, March 5th) from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooksburg Cemetery Association, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Mary Jane Cochran

Mary Jane Cochran, 86, of Rising Sun, passed away at 4:34 a.m. Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mary Jane was born in Dearborn County on February 12th, 1929, the daughter of the late William E. and Corrine (James) Thompson. She was a homemaker and liked to sew, especially cross-stitchiing and embroidery. She also enjoyed watching humming birds when they came to feed.

She was the widow of Frank E. Cochran, who passed away in 1978.

Mary Jane is survived by her two daughters, Corinne Hunter (Butch) of Rising Sun and Violet Sanchez (Angel) of Crane, Indiana; her son, Frank Cochran, Jr., (Frances) of Patriot; her two sisters, Mary Rose Deaton of Indianapolis and Martha Jean Gullion of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 28th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. marklandfuneralhome.com.

Brenda McDole

Brenda S. Riley McDole, 65, of Madison, passed away at 1:25 a.m., Sunday, March 1st, 2015, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.

She was born May 6th, 1949, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late, Harold Vernon Riley and Frances Lee Detraz Riley Knox. She resided all of her life in Jefferson County and was a 1966 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.

On June 3rd, 1966, Brenda was united in marriage to Billy J. McDole. This happy union of 36 years ended in his sudden death on July 25th, 2002.

She was employed for 30 years with U.S. Shoe Corporation in Madison as a machine operator. She retired from FAS Plastics as a press operator after 10 years of service. Brenda was a member of North United Methodist Church and was attending Calvary Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed puzzle books, socializing with her neighbors and her dogs, Bailey and Marley.

She is survived by her brother, Jeffrey C. Riley and his wife, Terry of Plant City, Florida; her sister and caregiver, Vickie Smith of Madison; her stepmother, Eva Riley Fette of Florence; two nephews, J.D. Riley and his wife, Melissa of Plant City, Florida, Robbie Riley and his wife, Alisha of Plant City, Florida; her niece, Kelly Smith of Madison; her great-nieces, Kaylee Riley, Lexie Riley, and McKenna Riley; her great-nephews, Dylan Riley and Trenton Riley; her uncle, Danny Detraz of Spencer, Colorado; her aunts, Ruby Butts of Plant City, Florida, Lela Mahoney of Madison, and Thelma Crafton of Bedford, Kentucky; several cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Vernon Riley; her mother, Frances Lee Detraz Riley Knox, her husband of 36 years, Billy J. McDole, on July 25th, 2002; her sister, Tena Fay Riley, in 1960; her grandparents, Claire and Bertie Detraz; her uncles, Charles W. Detraz, Eddie Riley, Raymond Riley and Jesse Riley

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 7th, at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Reverend Monty Mahoney officiating. Interment will be in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

Friends may call Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 Noon until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or Calvary Wesleyan Church, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Julia Webber

Julia M. Webber, 58, of Vevay, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, February 26th, 2015, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born December 26th, 1956, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late Thomas Robert and Jeanette (Turner) Webber. Julia resided in Evansville for 30 years and the past six years in Vevay. She was a member of the Center Square Church of Christ in Center Square. Julia enjoyed playing her records on her record player.

Survivors include her sister, Alice Bye and husband, Frank of Madison; her brothers, Paul Robert Webber of Vevay and James Russell Webber and wife LaDonna of Hanover; her nieces and nephews, Christina, Anthony, Chentain, Darrell and Rita; and her great-nieces and great-nephews, Amber, Austin, Brittany, Blake, Issac, Hailey, Natalie and Tyler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Robert Webber on October 14th, 1972, and Jeanette (Turner) Webber on July 26th, 2014; and her niece, Shonna Lynn Webber.

Graveside services were held Monday, March 2nd, with Brother Don Truesdell officiating, and interment in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Square Church of Christ. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.